Travis Barker & Kourtney Kardashian are engaged, he proposed in Montecito

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker stun as they leave their hotel for the VMAs

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have been dating for all 2021, but he’s known the Kardashian sisters for the better part of two decades. He’s truly a family friend of the whole clan, and they all care about him and like him a lot. It felt like he finally saw his opening with Kourtney and he did everything to make it happen. They’ve been acting like lovestruck teenagers all year, and it’s actually been kind of hot. Kourtney has seemed so much happier and Travis seems so loved-up. She’s been with him every time he’s flown this year – he avoided planes for thirteen years following the horrible 2008 plane crash which left him with burns all over his body. There were even reports, months ago, that Travis and Kourt were already engaged. But now it’s official: Travis proposed to her in Montecito on Sunday.

Travis Barker is officially engaged to Kourtney Kardashian after he popped the question on the beach during a trip to Montecito, Calif., on Oct. 17. She shared photos of the picture-perfect moment on Instagram, along with the caption, “forever.”

The pair got engaged around sunset on Sunday, Oct. 17, with Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson there to celebrate.

“Travis escorted Kourtney down to the beach, where he had red and white florals set up in the shape of a heart,” an eyewitness told E! News. “It looked very romantic. I could see Kourtney smiling from ear to ear and put her hand over her mouth looking surprised. The family cheered for them and went back into the hotel.”

The big event capped off a busy weekend. The couple had only just returned home to California from New York, where Travis played drums on Saturday Night Live for musical guest Young Thug. Naturally, Kourtney was by his side backstage for a racy photo shoot on what would be the eve of their engagement.

[From E! News]

Kourtney and Travis spent much of last week in New York as he prepared for the SNL gig, but they were really out, enjoying the city and going to dinner and to clubs. They seem very well-suited for each other. I bet he even likes the fact that she has little kids. It wouldn’t surprise me if they both wanted another kid.

Here’s a video from Kim Kardashian – she got a closer look at Kourtney’s ring. It’s HUGE! It looks like a lovely oval-shaped diamond with a delicate band. I would think it’s over eight carats?

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Instagram.

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  1. SarahCS says:

    Well, he got the memo about never doing anything without 1. photos 2. an audience and 3. ridiculous flower displays so I guess he’ll fit right in.

    In all seriousness, given their background it does seem like a genuine match (without the ‘huh??’ or ‘oh no’ that so many Kardashian relationships prompt form me) and I hope they are happy together.

    • minx says:

      I’d bet PMK designed it, it has her understated touch 🙄.

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      Colour me surprised.
      I genuinely thought she and Scott had been together through all of this and the rest – her young model boyfriend, his family friend young girlfriends – were just content to keep the K empire afloat/interesting and to allow Kourt and Scott to remain part of it. The partners all gaining exposure plus cash
      I thought Travis was the next cog in the same wheel.

      I really hope she’s happy

      • ME says:

        Well cameras were there to capture it all for their new show…so who knows how real anything this family does is. I mean look at Kourtney…she’s now a Goth girl. She completely changed her persona since dating Travis. It’s like she’s playing a role…it’s so odd. I’m sure they do love each other and want to get married, but I also think they want to milk this for all it’s worth and gain as much money/attention as possible out of this relationship. Remember Kourtney is the one who wanted to leave KUWTK and be more private…and “just like be a mom you know”. LOL.

    • Amy Too says:

      Who cleans this stuff up when they’re done? Especially the huge floral displays they do in their own homes where every surface is covered in flower petals? That must 1) be such an overpoweringly sweet smell to begin with and 2) start to smell to so bad as you’re crushing all the flowers when you’re walking around and they get that wet, slightly rotten smell going on.

      Can you imagine walking into your home for a super romantic sexy date, there’s all these flowers everywhere, you head upstairs with your boo, and then as you’re starting to make out all you can hear is the sound of 100 shop vacs working as one downstairs to suck up all the petals so you don’t have to deal with them when you wake up in the morning? Do they stage these things in their own homes? Because how do they sleep while someone is down there cleaning them up for hours all night long? Do they come in, see the display, take some photos, and go to an hotel immediately?

      • ooshpick says:

        excellent question. and very practical. rich people don’t have to think about consequences. 🙂

      • Anne Call says:

        Miramar is on a public beach that gets a lot of walkers and dogs late afternoon and early evening. I’m sure there were quite a few gawkers and eye rolling for that over the top flower display. Yeah, so they get pictures taken, go back to the restaurant/bar and the help carts away 100’s of flowers. Hope they’re reusing or donating. Pretty ridiculous.

      • minx says:

        It’s typical Kardashian tacky overkill. They think the more flowers the better, never mind the mess or the wastefulness. I know they have to record every freaking thing, but it could have been a little more tasteful…..what am I saying?! It’s the K Klan!

      • tealily says:

        Hahahaha @Amy Too I love this comment. Thanks for making my day.

      • Katie says:

        I love your commitment to logistics.

    • Mumzy says:

      When I read the detail about “red and white florals” on the beach, I pictured a thin layer of rose petals scattered in a heart shape…a la the scattering of rose petals that people sometimes put atop a bed. When I scrolled and saw the photo, I laughed out loud—it was a flower arena!

      (Those saying they give the marriage x-number of years, you are saying what many people only think, but any marriage, first, third or other, isn’t easy—add in the pressures of fame and it must be unimaginably difficult a lot of the time. I don’t know much about either of them but I hope they are, and continue to be genuinely happy. And if it doesn’t last, I hope they part in peace. As long as any existing or future kids involved are loved, nurtured and thriving I say cheers to those who give it a go no matter how long it lasts.)

    • molly says:

      #4. A giant video camera for use in a reality show in the near future. I think they both make each other very happy, but I can’t imagine constantly living my life with cameras like that.

    • jenn says:

      She already went to People with her desire for Travis’ baby. Girl, seriously? You’re barely ever with the ones you already have.

  2. Pao says:

    I actually really like them together. Rooting for them and i wish them much happiness

    • Normades says:

      Me too. Travis has been through a lot and seems like a good guy. Wish them well.

    • myjobistoprincess says:

      I hope they find happiness together, although my hearts is aching for Scott 🙁

      Watch, a new show might be coming.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        why would you feel bad for that d-bag? he cheated on her constantly and seems like a total loser. didn’t know what he had until it was gone? tough t*tty for him. he had long enough to figure it out.

    • goofpuff says:

      This is great. I’m glad she found someone she actually wanted to marry. They do look really happy together and seem well suited.

  3. farah says:

    I know Scott is sick. He’s proposed to her a million times and she always said she didn’t believe in marriage. Because she was the oldest, she was very traumatized by Rob Sr and Kris’ divorce. And also, Scott is Scott.

  4. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    Call me a cheesy optimist but I love this! They make sense to me. Congrats!

    • L4Frimaire says:

      I think they’re a really cute couple and happy for them. They have good chemistry. That ring is ginormous.

  5. Watson says:

    Somewhere out there Shanna moakler and Scott Disck are crying petty petty tears. Lololol

    Congrats to Kravis!!! They both deserve happiness after everything they’ve experienced in life. I think Kourt was happier this year with Travis than she ever looked with Scott. Gorgeous ring as well!!!

  6. VS says:

    I haven’t been following this, I guess they are old enough to know what they want right away…. Huge congrats and all the best to them!

  7. M says:

    Scott is regretting his shit behaviour more than ever, atm, if he is introspective enough to even do so. She may still be a Kardashian, but we have to celebrate when a woman goes out and just does better and the garbage dude is left behind crying. This is good, overall.

    • Jane says:


    • Piratewench says:

      I wouldn’t call Scott a “garbage dude” personally. He has redeeming qualities. He is very troubled and can not seem to overcome his demons enough to be a functional partner though.
      So I agree it’s great to see a woman not tie herself to a man who is incapable of being what she needs. Kourtney waited for better and she got it!!

      • whatWHAT? says:

        what are his redeeming qualities? I am sincerely asking because all I know of him is what I read on these gossip blogs and he seems like a grade-A jerk.

        constantly cheating on her and “dating” teenagers? seems like she got a pretty big upgrade.

      • goofpuff says:

        i think the cheating and dating teenagers effectively removed any sympathy I would have had for him.

      • Juniper says:

        How much emotional labor and bending over backward does one have to do in order for those redeeming qualities to surface?

  8. grabbyhands says:

    Let’s be real, the only interesting thing about this is figuring out how long it will take Scott Disick to find a 19 year old to parade around to prove how fine he is with it.

    PMK must be thrilled to know she has another relationship to exploit. I wonder if Kim is secretly pressed that the “least interesting sister” stole her SNL thunder and probably moved to the top of the list of the planned storylines for the new show?

  9. CidyKitty(CidySmiley) says:

    I can definitely see them having a kid together. I mean, it seems they are pretty good together.

  10. Serena says:

    I like them together, tbh, they seem well suited for each other.

  11. minx says:

    That’s nice news, good luck to them.

  12. Alexandria says:

    I wish them the best. He seems like a good person. I can’t stand her but if she is good for him and his family, what can we say.

  13. Lolo86lf says:

    He proposed in Montecito! Hmm I wonder if our beloved Duchess Meghan will be invited to the wedding.

  14. Robyn says:

    Welp, I love this? Mazel tov, you crazy kids!

  15. MellyMel says:

    Congrats to them! She’s the most tolerable of her family and I’ve always liked him.

  16. Linda says:

    I give it 5 years, tops.

  17. Cat says:

    This is Travis’s third marriage so it’s a bit of a Ross Gellar situation.

    • Sunny says:

      And if Jennifer Garner marries her soulmate, it will be her third marriage as well.

    • jenn says:

      I always wanted to like him because of his veganism, but after his autobiography, where he bragged about the horrible way he would treat women, I never could. And he always went on about his ex as a parent, but Kourtney literally seems to lose all interest in her kids when they aren’t babies any more. Her kids are all school aged, and she is talking about all her weekend getaways, and traveling with Travis. Yet she told People she wants to have another baby. I think Travis is in love with huge gestures.

  18. Mimi says:

    Idk why I like them together! I wish them the best! She always said she never wanted to get married but sometimes u just have found the right one ❤️

  19. Melissa says:

    Doesn’t the ring look similar to Kim’s from Kanye?

  20. ME says:

    I’m guessing the wedding will air on HULU? HULU must be thrilled, they have so much content now lol.

  21. February-Pisces says:

    Hearing the news made me so happy for Kourtney and Travis. I love that Kourtney didn’t bow to societal pressure to get married because she was over 30 and had kids with someone. She waited for the right guy who is truly worthy of her. She doesn’t profess her undying love for every guy she meets (unlike Kim) nor does she just get engaged multiple times for the sake of it (again Kim). I bet E offered Kourt n Scott a sh*t load of money if they did a wedding special, but it didn’t happen. You can tell her relationship really is something special because I don’t think I’ve ever seen her this happy. Scott sucked the life out of her and Travis gave it back. I wish them all the best and really hope it works out for them.

    • 2lazy4username says:

      “she waited for the right guy who is truly worthy of her…”
      But she actively chose to have three kids with the guy who was not truly worthy of her? Cool.

      • February-Pisces says:

        Lots of people settle for mediocre relationships, especially in their 30s and when they want kids, because they would rather have babies with anyone than never having children at all. If she didn’t have kids with Scott, she may have never become a mother.

      • goofpuff says:

        Having kids with someone and marrying someone don’t have to go together. Sometimes someone may be a great dad but a god awful husband. I’m glad she stuck to her instincts and decided NOPE to Scott.

      • Andrea says:

        @February-Pisces I am 40 and have so many friends in loveless passionless marriages because they wanted kids and the husbands would do in providing the sperm. They are openly talking about affairs or open marriages now. They clearly married the men to have kids not out of love.

      • ME says:

        @ 2lazy4username

        I’m with you on this. Yeah he’s a shitty partner but sure let’s have 3 kids together. Not good enough to marry but good enough to be the father of my kids for their entire lives…yeah ok. Scott had substance abuse issues, Kourtney knew this but wanted a kid, and then another, and then another. She didn’t care, he was just a sperm donor. Why not just go to a sperm bank then. At least the kids won’t have to deal with the embarrassment of a fucked up father.

      • 2lazy4username says:

        @ME – EXACTLY.
        i’m not at all saying people should marry the father of their kids, but Kourtney deliberately and actively chose someone – 3 times! – whom she knew was a total shitshow to have kids with, just becausse SHE wanted kids.. never mind scott, never mind the kids, never mind anything but what she wanted. in my opinion, the fact she “held out” for true love before opting to marry doesn’t make her some badass heroine of love in this case.

      • February-Pisces says:

        Kourtney is like me, she seems like the sort of person who isn’t great at meeting new people, especially new men, she falls in love very rarely and when she used to someone and comfortable with them, tends to stick with them, even when it’s problematic because it’s familiar. She’s always seemed closed off in love maybe because she is afraid of getting hurt or maybe she’s insecure. She has looked unhappy for years and this is the first time she looks genuinely happy.

        For people who think that they may never get married, who have been treated badly in previous relationships, or think they may never find love, to see Kourtney this happy celebrating her FIRST engagement at age 42, it’s kinda amazing. @2lazyforausername sorry but I think it’s great.

      • February-Pisces says:

        @2lazyforausername also Kourtney may have had kids with Scott, cos maybe she thought he was the best she was gonna get. When your in problematic relationships like theirs was, it would have eaten away at her confidence, she probably thought Scott was all she deserved. It’s amazing that she met a guy who could actually put a smile on her face and make her feel good about herself.

      • jenn says:

        So basically, you’re clapping KK up because she finally found a dude worth marrying, but the father of the 3 kids she chose to have with was worth nothing? Having kids with someone is a huge commitment. KK doesn’t act like she feels powerful. She dated super young guys, one still a teenager, for the same reason nasty old dudes date young girls: power. So what if she didn’t get engaged? Now she’s dating some guy who talked about how he used to abuse women he knew (forcing one out of the house naked) and because he buys her flowers and takes her on vacations, he’s the best? And even if he were the best, why does she need someone to externally make her feel good about herself? You do that for yourself. These two reek of being each others’ saviors, and that’s not healthy. The whole thing reminds me of how everyone is acting like Megan Fox and MGK are this amazing couple, and she’s so fortunate to get away from her ex and totally ignoring MGK’s past history of abusing women, particularly of color. It’s a shame there are kids involved in both stories.

      • Pilar says:

        @ Jenn 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

    • 2lazy4username says:

      *posted to wrong place

  22. Case says:

    This couple makes me happy. Kourt is the only Kardashian I really actually like and I think she and Travis seem like a really sweet match. It’s nice to see people happy when the pandemic has made so many things gloomy. Congrats to them!

  23. Andrea says:

    I am here for this couple. They both had kids with crappy people and thus probably have a lot in common with their relationship’s past. Travis always seemed like a really genuine good guy, something the K clan seem to avoid like the plague. Never seen either of them this in love. She is an Aries and he is a Scorpio. I want this ridiculous, cant keep our hands off of each other love. I am rooting for them and hope I find this for myself as well.

  24. JustMe says:

    Well I guess it’s official door mat Khloe is back with Community d*ck Tristan. This isn’t some kid outing she can claim they are coparenting for. But good for Kourtney…they are so obsessed with each other

  25. Lila says:

    I don’t mind it. Travis has been through a lot, and I wish him happiness. Kourtney seems to be helping him work through stuff, which is lovely and what a supportive partner should do. And yeah, they’re extra. But they both come from reality show backgrounds, so it’s not like either of them doesn’t know exactly what they’re doing. Wishing them all the best!

  26. Amando says:

    I think they could tone down the PDA thirstiness, but it sounds like they’ve been friends for a long time so the quick engagement makes sense. I wish them luck! Somewhere, their exes are throwing fits. I bet Scott will be engaged in no time just to be spiteful.

  27. Pilar says:

    I can’t stand what the kardashians stand for and at least travis has talent but this narrative that he’s completely unproblematic is a bit strange.

    I don’t have anything against him but I am not sure I buy this rose tinted view that’s dominating the comments here. Especially when he was literally arrested after a fight with his ex after making death threats and calling her a whore ( I am sure she’s a problematic but it’s the mother of his kids).He’s sober now so probably a much better partner but he’s also getting married for the third time at the age of 45 and has also been involved with his fair share of at the time way too young women like Rita Ora and Lindsay Logan.

    Also it’s kind of interesting that kourtney changed her image over night when she got with him which is kind of the same thing that happened to Kim. But unlike with Kanye people don’t attribute it to being controlled by a partner.

    • Fortuona says:

      Both were arrested

      And she then dated a Hells Angel , was banging Dennis Quaid.And Lohan is is 2 years younger than Khloe

    • Emma says:

      So… good luck to them, and they are cute together (Kourtney is hilarious suddenly cosplaying a goth kid though), and I know Travis has been to hell and back with the plane crash, and he is against animal cruelty so I am absolutely rooting for him, but he WAS terrible to his previous wife Shanna Moakler (regardless of what Shanna did, he’s responsible for his own actions). Really terrible. Maybe they will work out though, who knows. Maybe he’s gotten therapy and become a better person.

    • ME says:

      Wait Travis dated Rita Ora? She dated Rob Kardashian. LOL this family really does keep in the same circle don’t they?

      Also, this family has a bad track record when picking men. How many of you know that Travis Scott (not Barker) dated Rubi Rose (songwriter and rapper) when she was still a minor in high school and he was 23? Kylie has a thing for this doesn’t she? Tyga dated Kylie when she was underage too. What is it with the women in this family…can’t pick men for nothing.

    • Jesma says:

      He was 31 to Lohan’s 21 and then 39 to Rita Ora’s 24. Both were just flings. Neither compare to Scott’s in his 40s with barely legal teens.

    • jenn says:

      Yep, well said. Scott is crap, but he’s in his 30s dating people in their late teens and early 20s and so did Travis. So did Kourtney. She was in her 30s, dating a 19 year old. There’s no difference between the three of them. Who’s the hero here? Travis treated his ex like crap, and vice versa, but he also talked openly about how badly he treated women for years in his autobiography. People think he deserves accolades because he buys roses and diamonds and makes huge gestures by throwing his wealth around? He did it for the exes, too.

      • Pilar says:

        Yep. It seems like their are no shades here. That just because Scott is bad people want to believe that Travis is this great romantic hero.

        Travis is a self confessed compulsive cheater ( it’s in his book, in HIS own words), who treated his ex wife like crap. He cheated on her ( she literally found a ton of pics of other women on his computer) for a decade but they broke up because HE couldn’t get over HER sleeping with her ex when they were on a break. It’s also in his book. So yeah she may be problematic but he sure didn’t treat her well.

        His book reads like women are objects to him. He’s cheated on every girlfriend multiple times ( also in his own book) . And like Jenn says he proposed to both of his previous wife’s within a year of dating so this proposal is just his normal MO.

        His cheating and misogyny is all on record in fact he brags about his womanising in the book. So no idea why people are romanticising this guy?

        Also he made a death threat to his ex wife let’s not normalise that by brushing it aside.

      • jenn says:

        Exactly, Pilar. Travis supposedly cheated on his ex with Kim Kardashian, though I don’t know if there’s proof. He talked about how he treated women in his book, admitting he did things like have sex with them, then threw them out of his home without clothing on. Yeah, his ex wife dated a Hells Angel, but Travis talks about all the gang members he’s hung out with, so keep that same energy. And he let his ex wife take all the heat for their daughter’s premature appearance, even though he talked about how he had his kids at least half the time, if not more. He talks about how his ex didn’t help raise their kids, but Kourtney is hardly ever photographed with hers, probably because she’s always away with Travis (and did it before, too). Scott’s a fool, but NONE of them are prizes. Travis says his kids don’t see their mom much, but when do they see him? He’s always away, and they are still in high school. Kourtney, Scott, AND Travis all dated much younger people. It’s like people need to see this as some big romantic story, finally finding THE ONE in their 40s. I’m telling you, it reminds me of how I see people on here romanticizing Megan Fox and MGK, saying how great it is that she got away from a toxic ex, while ignoring the fact that MGK made racist, sexist, rape apologist comments repeatedly. People need to see hearts and flowers where there are none. Just because they like having sex with each other, it’s like, oh, they’re so hot.

  28. Aimee says:

    1. How does this guy still have $1 million to buy her that ring? Wasn’t he a thing like 20 years ago?

    2. You can’t tell me she didn’t know about it beforehand.

    All for the cameras. I don’t doubt their love though. Good luck to them.

    • Noki says:

      Yeah his band may no longer be a thing but him as a solo drummer seems to be in demand. I am sure his fee is quite high,he usually does collaborations with different artists from many genres.

    • JustMe says:

      His net worth is $50 million…he got this

  29. D says:

    I’m old so of course I remember him from Blink 182 but didn’t he also have a show with a wife who seemed pretty dopey back in the day? When MTV did a bunch of marriage reality shows because of the success of Newlyweds?

    • Andrea says:

      Meet the Barkers. Shana Moakler was just as messed up as Scott disick so they should have a lot to discuss.

      • D says:

        Yes! All I remember is an episode where she gets this company to come and put up Christmas decorations and a big tree and then freaks out when she gets a bill because she thought it would be comped.

  30. lucia says:

    They look ridiculous in the first photo. It’s almost desperate how they wanna look cool.

  31. jferber says:

    I’m just so glad this will piss off Scott Disick forever. And I’m truly happy for them. They really are cute together and I hope things go well for them.